c. 1750. Oil on canvas, 78.5 x 107 cm. Schloss Charlottenburg, Potsdam, Germany. Read Note.
Marianne Cochois, a French dancer, was the première danseuse at the Berlin Opera since 1742. Frederick II the Great, Prussian king since 1740, found her equal to Terpsichore, muse of the Dance. She was the younger sister of Babette Cochois, dramatic actress